3 Arrested for 16 New Castle Burglaries

New Castle County Police arrested three people who allegedly burglarized over a dozen total homes and apartments in the area.

On June 8, Police began investigating 16 burglaries that occurred in homes and apartments at the Four Seasons Townhouses, Eagle Trace Townhouses, Thornwood, the Preserve at Lafayette, Pencader Village, Deerborne Woods, the Reserve at Ironside, Melody Meadows and Autumn Park Apartments.

After further investigation, police identified 33-year-old Shaun Anderson, 23-year-old Matthew Kline and 19-year-old Ashley Vega as the three suspects linked to the burglaries. All three are from Newark, DE.

Police say that video surveillance shows the three suspects using credit cards that they stole during the burglaries.

On June 22, police executed arrest and search warrants at several locations in Four Seasons and found numerous stolen items at a residence in Kayak Court. Pedro Ortiz, a resident of Kayak Court, was charged with receiving stolen property. Anderson, Kline and Vega were all arrested for burglary, theft, unlawful use of credit cards and other related charges.

Anderson was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institute after failing to post $25,400 cash bail. Kline was also committed to James T. Vaughn after failing to post $30,200 cash bail.

Ashley Vega was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute after failing to post $4,500 secured bail.

Finally, Pedro Ortiz was released on $1,000 unsecured bail.

New Castle County Police will have a stolen property viewing on Thursday, July 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building in New Castle.

Jewelry, electronic devices, televisions, video games, lawn equipment, foreign currency and U.S. currency have all been recovered.

If you have any questions regarding the stolen property, call Detective Troy Mayer or Detective Erin Welch at 302-395-8110.

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